Holiday Closure Reminder

CashierAs I have seen these posts coming up left and right about holiday closures showing which “evil companies” are going to still have their employees working on Thanksgiving preparing for black Friday, and how the nice companies are closed. but not stating whether they will still have employees inside preparing etc. IE: Costco, Target, Sams,Walmart Kroger, Randals etc.

I’d like to remind people that when all of these stores are closed and you are complaining about how mistreated the employees are because they have to work inside with the doors locked like criminals or what not. Those customers from all of those locations, will have no alternative but to get their milk,chips,sodas,scratch-offs and whatever, from gas stations. With one single employee working.

No strikes for gas station attendants. No one does anything for that guy and they over look him. In fact they feel blessed that he is there. He sure doesn’t

Remember him on Thanksgiving and Christmas and New year.

Walmart Thanksgiving 2012

Walmart thanksgiving 2012
Walmart thanksgiving 2012

Every year, all Walmart employees are required to work through Thanksgiving. This is in preparation for the after-Thanksgiving-sale called “black Friday”. The employees show up, the store gets locked down and the trucks roll in with all of the merchandise that is to be set out on the floors for the morning rush.
It’s a holiday tradition in the United states. It motivates sales.Motivates giving and assures many people will get a present for Christmas, because the prices are so low.

2012 There has been a huge announcement of a walkout and a strike that is supposed to happen at all Walmart locations across the United States because of employees having to work for the holiday.

All Walmart employees know that Walmart does not allow worker Unions come into their company. And well, the worker’s Unions do not like that. For many years, the worker’s Unions have tried many underhanded deceptive tricks to get into Walmart. Usually they buy out some neswpaper columnist and get a hoopla going about angry employees that never existed. This time they used Facebook and twitter and other social media sites with Image memes to create a false outrage. This year it looked like it was about to happen.

What the unions did here is they created a fake protest. and tried to motivate employees of walmart to walk out on the job. If this would have happened, they would have lead the employees to call for Unions. These people tried to create an anger and disgruntlement where anger and disgruntlement were not. Like the bully at school trying to get two kids to fight by whispering in both of their ears ‘Awe did you hear what he just said? I wouldn’t take that”. If this is not a sign that worker Unions are deceptive, then I don’t know how to make you see.

The way you know this is a union scam to try and make Walmart budge, is no one wanted to help the gas station attendants. They work every year. every holiday. even when everything is closed in the country, the gas station is right there. Because you have to get home that day.

2012 Thanksgiving at Walmart
2012 Thanksgiving at Walmart

Well that picture is from the walmart in Humble Texas. No one on strike. Employees excited for the food in the back being prepared for them and the higher pay (holiday pay). So if mainstream news shows any different, then you at least two things to go by because that picture was taken today at approximately 11:57 . 3 minutes to noon. See anyone on strike?

It seems the internet gung-ho hipster jump on the bandwagon and defend the people, groups care more about solving this fake issue than the actual employees who are excited about double pay, and excessive amounts of food and low customer count (since everyone is with family right now) they get for working today.

Walmart Walk out You say?

walmart walkout

Walmart and Target and many store the like, will be performing walk outs on Thanksgiving. The idea is to announce that the employees should have the holidays off and that it is un-American to force them to work on thanksgiving.

I have a problem with this walk out.
I worked a few years in a gas station. and no.. we never got Thanksgiving or Christmas off.
and I know for a fact, that at least 20% of these walk out people, will be in a gas station on thanksgiving. They will be getting the stuff they can’t get at a closed walmart, or target, or grocery store. Meanwhile, so will every single one of their customers.
ONE CASHIER to handle all of those customers.

This cashier, his pay doesn’t go up. There may be a holiday pay, but there isn’t a raise. and his whole family knows that he is the only person who either cares more about his job than family, has a crappy job, is broke and worthless.

If you organize a walk out that makes sense, like gas station cashiers walk out every time the gas prices get so high it takes him three days to pay for a tank of gas to work for a week, then.. and only then will I help support a walk out such as Thanksgiving selfish hissyfits.

To me, this sounds like people are forcing Walmart to accept Unions.

So, if this happens. Please don’t talk about how sucky it is that the guy behind the counter has to work. Give the man a dollar. and yes I say man because in the nine years I worked for a chain of gas stations, all of the guys had to work holidays, I could call any of the 28 stores in our chain, and it was all guys at all of the stores. So tip the dude. Give him food, tell him happy Thanksgiving.